GLUTEN FREE VEGAN CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES {gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soy free, vegan}

Pure chocolate bliss in every single bite – these gluten free vegan chocolate cupcakes are bound to become everyone’s favourite. They look amazing, taste spectacular, and are super easy and quick to make! Plus, you couldn’t possibly guess that they contain no gluten, no dairy and no eggs!

A gluten free vegan chocolate cupcake with partially removed cupcake liner is in the foreground, with more gluten free vegan cupcakes in the background. The surface and background are very light, almost white, with extra dark chocolate sprinkles on the surface.

There’s something terribly charming about dark, almost fudgy chocolate cupcakes, topped with a small mountain of swirly, fluffy chocolate frosting. It’s basically chocolate on chocolate… with even more chocolate in the form of dark chocolate sprinkles.

Yes, I’ve just used the word chocolate SIX TIMES in only one paragraph. This will be a chocolatey post, folks. The chocolatey post – with a chocolatey recipe for gluten free vegan chocolate cupcakes.

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GLUTEN FREE VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE {gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soy free, vegan}

This gluten free vegan chocolate cake will blow you away – with how it looks, how it tastes and how incredibly easy it is to prepare. No fuss, no weird fancy ingredients, only an hour of your time… and you’ve got yourself a decadent, gorgeous gluten free vegan cake. And the best thing: nobody could possibly guess that it contains no gluten, no eggs, no butter and no milk. Yes, it’s that good.

Gluten free vegan chocolate cake on a decorative glass cake stand, on a white surface with white background. Raspberries decorate the top of the cake, and are also positioned around the cake on the cake stand, and around the stand itself. Chocolate shavings complete the slightly rusting, beautiful vegan cake.

When it comes to vegan and/or gluten free baking, there’s this persistent belief that it’s the most complicated, difficult thing on the planet – borderline rocket science. 

The thing is: people like to complicate… pretty much everything… pretty much all the time. (And please note that this is coming from the – self-proclaimed – queen of over-complicating things.) Yes, baking without gluten, eggs, butter and milk can be daunting. But once you step over that initial hurdle (that’s only in your head anyway), it’s a piece of cake. Really. Really really. Pinky promise.

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GLUTEN FREE SPICY CHEDDAR CRACKERS {gluten, egg, nut, soy & ref. sugar free}

Pure flaky, buttery, spicy, cheesy goodness – these gluten free crackers are what snacking dreams are made of. With the slight heat from the chilli and smoked paprika, and all the cheesy deliciousness from the cheddar, what’s not to love about these spicy cheddar crackers?!

Bird's-eye view of the spicy cheddar gluten free crackers on a white background. The golden cheddar crackers have a light orangish tinge to them. They are piled haphazardly one on top of the other, one has had a bite taken out of it.

Do you write to-do lists? I do. Only, I’m finding lately that my to-do lists are actually more like to-do essays. And… it can be overwhelming. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not exactly brilliant when it comes to dealing with stress – and in that respect, to-do lists can be something of a double-edged sword.

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4-INGREDIENT RASPBERRY MOUSSE HEART CHOCOLATES {gluten, egg, nut & soy free, dairy free & vegan option}

4 simple ingredients are all you need to make these incredibly delicious and completely adorable raspberry mousse heart chocolates. With only 4 steps, this recipe couldn’t be easier – it’s pretty much fail-proof, but with impressive results. The perfect Valentine’s day (or every-day just-because) dessert to share with your loved ones.

Raspberry mousse heart chocolates arranged in small cupcake paper cases, in an old slightly rusted cupcake tin. Red heart-shaped decorations are arranged on and around the cupcake tin, creating a romantic Valentine's Day atmosphere.

It’s nearing the end of January, which means we really should talk… about Valentine’s Day. 

First, let me just say: I’m not a fan. Sure, the idea can be kinda cute but… meh. Just… meh. (No offence to anyone for whom February the 14th is the highlight of their year. You do you, 100%.)

I get it, I do. It’s supposed to be all romantic and adorable, with metaphorical rose petals falling from the sky and chubby Cherubs flittering around. But, honestly, I don’t see the appeal – mostly because it lacks the spontaneity of a bunch of flowers on a random Wednesday, the thrill of a surprise picnic in the park, the warmth of an everyday cuddle… just because.

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